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Seeking creatives for Young Makers’ Market

Youth Awards Festival 2017

Tuesday 20 March 2018

National Youth Week is fast approaching and this year Mount Alexander Shire is celebrating with a fabulous Young Makers’ Market showcasing creations of local young people.

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and FreeZa Committee have partnered with XtremeInc to use the market to show the skills, accomplishments and contributions of our young people.

“We are eager to find young creative people or makers who would like to join their peers and showcase their talents at this exciting event,” said Shannon Lacy, Council’s Youth Officer.

“We’d love to have stallholders come along and show (and sell!) their pieces or works - whether it’s embroidery, clothes, woodwork, horticulture or anything else!”

“Our only rule is that you must have made it yourself,” said Shannon.

Everyone between 12 and 25 years is encouraged to get involved.

“In an area filled with such incredible people, whether they be artists, musicians, or just into crochet, it’s often hard for young people to get recognised for their talents, standing next to their more experienced peers,” said Jade Bujeya, Council’s Youth Advisory Group member.

“We’re hoping that through this event, we can help a lot of young people in the area to gain recognition for their abilities, without the struggle to make themselves heard amongst the throng,” said Jade.

Anyone interested in having a stall at the Young Makers’ Market or would like to know more can contact Mount Alexander Shire Youth Advisory Group at youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or call Shannon on 0429 369 894.

It’s free to register a stall. Marquees are available for hire at $5 per stall. If you require power the fee is also $5.

The Makers Market will be open from 12noon to 5.00pm on Saturday 21 April at the Western Reserve, Forest Street, Castlemaine.


Image: If you know a creative young person why not encourage them to participate in the Young Makers' Market.


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